OSI welcomes inbound IG

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  • By Thomas Brading
  • OSI Public Affairs

The Department of the Air Force's incoming inspector general visited the Office of Special Investigations Feb. 15-16, 2022, two weeks after lawmakers unanimously confirmed him to be the next top investigator.

Later this year, Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Davis assumes command from Lt. Gen. Sami D. Said. To prepare for his role, Davis visited OSI headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, where he met with top leaders, including Brig. Gen. Terry L. Bullard, OSI commander.

"It was an honor to host the incoming inspector general," Bullard said. "[Davis] very obviously cares about our team and our mission. During his visit with us he showed us all he is committed to OSI's future success and we’re very much looking forward to the great work we’ll do together.”

Davis is currently the director of Global Power Programs, Office of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, which oversees nearly $22 billion of annual spending across 150 programs.

Since 1989, Davis has held many positions, including positions at the Air Force Space Command, Air and Joint Staffs, U.S. Strategic Command and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Along with his new position, lawmakers promoted Davis for a third star.

During the visit, Bullard briefed the incoming IG on OSI's mission, cyber strategy and threat response. Davis finished the first day with a tour of OSI's Hall of Heroes, a memorial dedicated to its fallen members.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to spend time in the Hall of Heroes learning about their service and sacrifice," Davis said. “These heroes are outstanding examples of courage and commitment and will serve as a vivid reminder of the challenges you face.”

On the second day, Davis learned how OSI budgets and executes its mission. Among the topics discussed were OSI's digital transformation, training initiatives, a new weapon initiative and employee assistance services.

“I’d like to thank the [OSI] team for inviting me to spend time with them,” Davis said. “It will be a privilege to work with you, and to support you, as you accomplish the important missions entrusted to the OSI.”